What matters is that Canadian born Singer - Songwriter Patsy Thompson made her way to Texas, and back, and now West Coast audiences will only be the better for it. Now they can experience her rich, moving voice, raw edged rough one moment, smooth and tender the next, always dear and soulful, in songs with catchy turns of phrases and such universal themes as love, loss, dreams, and partying your socks off.
Her sound is a textured blend of driving beat, growly blues with a bit of Canada's airy accent, with some Texas twang, molded by the influence of musicians she loves: Patsy Cline, Bonnie Raitt, Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, KoKo Taylor, Bob Seger, and Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson to name a few.
While in college, she and Wailin' Walker and the House Rockers made Rock'n'Roll music and blues for biker dances and parties around British Columbia until Thompson felt it was time to do her own thing.
She put together a band, The Patsy Thompson Band, a country band, and the lot went on the road. Across western Canada they played, in good spots, and the no-so-good, but always having fun. And learning. And Crafting.
Texans got their first taste of Patsy in 1992 when she played at the famous South-By-Southwest Festival in Austin.
Her first CD "Rainbows Follow Rainy Days" was released in Canada in 1993 contained 10 songs. She continued touring to support it's release and quickly became one of western Canada's hottest acts.
Patsy recorded her second CD “the Thunder under Her” in Nashville Tennessee, a 6 song country rock CD about life and love and of course, dancing your socks off.
Migrating to Texas thru Nashville, she has found a home in Austin where she recorded her third CD at Willie Nelson's Pedernales Recording Studio. The CD, entitled "Make Me Crazy" was produced by the late Steve Mandell, included seven brand new Patsy Thompson originals.
Her 4th CD was Live In Texas..a raw recording, literally recorded out of the trunk of her car. This album was for fun..a chapter of her life, living and singing her heart out in the heart of Texas.
Patsy's fifth self titled CD focuses more on her songwriting and life in Texas. The CD features seven new original songs, two Willie Nelson Classics, and a song by Jody Payne, Red Lane, & Hank Cochran.
Her sixth CD, Passion, released in 2007, was produced by Patsy and the late David Zettner, (Willie Nelson) along with Bobby Mac (Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, Doyle Bramhall) and Matt Hubbard. It explores a more jazz and latin groove, without losing her signature sound. It is comprised of 11 tracks recorded in part at Willie Nelson's Luck Studios and Fire Station Studios in San Marcos TX.
In all Patsy spent 15 years in Austin, recording and touring in the area, sharing the stage with the likes of Willie Nelson, Clint Black, Rusty Weir, and Stop The Truck just to name a few.
Now what matters is that she's back full circle and grateful for all the experiences and her gift of writing music, and wants to share it with you.
Patsy now has just finished her 7th CD called “Fabulous Day” , produced by Chris Rolin. (Aaron Goodvin). Chris also lends his extraordinary guitar talent throughout this CD.
Patsy had to wait 12 years to do this project and this Album and songwriting is the best of her work to date. It takes you on a ride, full of the passion Patsy gives in her songwriting and performance.
Fabulous Day has one cover song, a Merle Haggard song, Misery And Gin, where Red Volkert (Merle Haggard) plays a smoking lead guitar.
Patsy is back, inspired and playing live throughout the British columbia and Washington regions. But she is ready to tour the world.
Catch a show if you can. You won't be disappointed. On stage, she is a powerhouse, passionate, purposeful, and always personal.
Buy Fabulous Day now on iTunes or CD Baby, or stream it on Spotify, Apple Music or Deezer! Click here to buy or stream!